Date: 28th March 2017 at 8:19am
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By Will Butcher

Leeds fans are devastated on Twitter after hearing that striker Chris Wood has picked up an injury on national team duty with New Zealand.

Wood, 25, suffered the injury after being on the receiving end of a late tackle from behind, and has now returned to Yorkshire early instead of playing against Fiji on Tuesday.

New Zealand boss Anthony Hudson revealed on the All Whites’ official website that the former Leicester forward’s injury was “not too serious”.

With Leeds’ number nine in red-hot form as of late, the news will come as a huge blow and could severely hamper Leeds’ chances of achieving promotion if it keeps Wood on the sidelines for a delayed period.

Wood has struck 27 times this season in all competitions and even continued his goalscoring form in the 2-0 2018 World Cup win over Fiji, before sustaining the injury.

Leeds fans are gutted on Twitter, with some angry that Wood was allowed to represent his country at such a crucial time in the Championship promotion chase.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Garry Monk’s undisputed first-choice striker was expected to start on Saturday as the Whites travel to play-off rivals Reading, in a match that could shape the final standings come May.

It remains to be seen if Wood will feature against the Royals after his latest setback, but fans will be desperately hoping that their striker arrives back in decent shape.

In other Leeds news, here are three reasons why this on-loan ace should be given a second chance at Elland Road.

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